Not long ago, I wrote here on what I regard as the four dimensions of the human-interface revolution: interaction, personalization, contextual awareness, and omnipresence. Those four dimensions, not coincidentally, also portray the scope of the Synaptics vision: advancing the... Read more
Once again, the mobile phone display is the engine of change in the mobile phone market. Previous waves of change have brought capacitive touchscreens, high-resolution Full HD displays, and the integration of touch and display controllers. Now, the rate of innovation is accelerating once again, as smartphone manufacturers introduce new aspect ratios, new edge-to-edge infinity display designs with almost no bezel, and new biometric sensing... Read more
The smartphone has become the equivalent of a personal assistant that now has a role in virtually every aspect of people’s lives, ranging from basic voice and data communications to sophisticated applications for banking, navigation and even entertainment. For most of these applications, users want the largest possible display to enjoy a more engaging experience. But given the dependence on their... Read more
Recently Synaptics did the heavy lifting to educate the public about biometric security and the need for data encryption. We spent time with customers, press and analysts to establish best practices for any biometric sensor, including fingerprint sensors. One of the best practices is to ensure that unencrypted data is never out in the “clear” through unencrypted memory or as we demonstrated, an unencrypted bus.
During these security... Read more
People are now conditioned to believe that fingerprints are unique and are much safer than passwords. In many ways, this is true. But what is less well-known is a notebook manufacturer’s choice in fingerprint sensors can potentially lead to the theft of your fingerprint image, giving the thief the master-key to all your devices and your company enterprise.
There are two types of fingerprint sensors in the notebook market today: those... Read more